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    WTB: Olympus E-PL2 with VF-2 and kit zoom

    I think I'd like to give an Oly a try. If you have this and want to sell, please let me know. Thanks.

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    Re: WTB: Olympus E-PL2 with VF-2 and kit zoom

    Why not the E-P2? I find the control dial on the E-PL2 quite problematic to use.

    Have E-PL2 for review right now.
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    Re: WTB: Olympus E-PL2 with VF-2 and kit zoom

    My understanding is the E-PL2 has faster autofocus and a new processor, plus an updated kit lens that's quieter. Am I mistaken?

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    Re: WTB: Olympus E-PL2 with VF-2 and kit zoom

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    My understanding is the E-PL2 has faster autofocus and a new processor, plus an updated kit lens that's quieter. Am I mistaken?
    You are not mistaken
    I just got one and I really like it.
    I have had a E-P1, E-P2 and E-Pl1 and didn't care for any of them so switched to Panasonic.
    The E-Pl2 is, IMHO, the best Oly so far and you will be hard pressed to improve on or even match the colors of it's Jpeg's no matter how hard you try.
    Olympus direct has them on special for $549 w/lens and for $699 with the 50-140mm 2 lens kit. Provided they haven't sold out like the others have.

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    Re: WTB: Olympus E-PL2 with VF-2 and kit zoom

    After trying one in the store, I am disappointed with the JPEG ISO performance at anything over ISO 200. I am posting examples to show why. Click on the images to show larger. This is with the kit lens, shot on a tripod with self-timer release.

    Not looking for one any more.
    Last edited by bradhusick; 17th July 2014 at 09:27.

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    Re: WTB: Olympus E-PL2 with VF-2 and kit zoom

    I assume that is with NR turned off? Unlike other cams, in the E-P series when they say 'NR off', they really mean it!

    When I had an E-P1 I typically set it to low, which still left some luminance noise while retaining a lot of detail. The M 4/3 cameras are perhaps a bit noiser than expected, but for me the E-P1 is still the only in-camera JPEG's I ever really liked...

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    Re: WTB: Olympus E-PL2 with VF-2 and kit zoom

    Yes, this is with in-camera NR off. I tried the best settings in Lightroom to reduce the noise and here are the ISO 1600 results, alongside the ISO 200 file.
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    Last edited by bradhusick; 17th July 2014 at 09:26.

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